Annexinema | Island Variations | Nottingham
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21st November 2015

Michael Fleming The Rapture

Part 1

Latifah and Himli’s Nomadic Uncle
Alnoor Dewshi
 1992 15mins

Described by John Akomfrah as an “excellent film on Nomadology and diasporic sublime”, two cousins discuss ideas of culture and history while wandering through London.

The Sorceress
Wayne Burrows / Paul Isherwood 2015 7mins

Taken from Exotica Suite (a series of texts reimagining the British Isles as they might have been if colonised and influenced by Polynesian customs and beliefs in the 1780s), The Sorceress is a reinvention of the Television-handed Ghostess who appears in Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel My Life in The Bush Of Ghosts, now seen as an embodiment of contemporary media.

Strangerly Connection
Lindsay Foster 
2008 9mins

A meditation on possibility, a search for an opening, and an exploration into the collaborative consciousness of two people, the film was made following a three week stay with a stranger, an exploration of the potential in random connection.

Matrix of the Poor
Simon Raven 2015 8mins

Matrix of the Poor (Part 1) is a hyperreal Kitchen Sink for the Teenies. Shot in Forest Fields, Nottingham (UK) the film depicts the non-adventures of four 'angry young men' who appear to be trapped in a monotonous and poorly programmed virtual world: 'The Matrix of the Poor'. Each responds to the existential crisis proposed by their virtual entrapment.


Pete McPartlan
 2014 4mins

Nema is one of a series of studies or sketches of changing pattern and noise as motion. The computer animated forms come from swirls of flattened grass found on an area of wasteland. Composed to be loosely isotropic - looking the same in all directions, including time - as if through closed eyes or a microwave telescope.

About 5 Minutes Remaining
Yelena Popova
 2014 5mins

A contemporary fable reflecting on time as a commodity, cognitive labour and productivity under the spell of neo-liberalism.

Part 2

The Rapture
Michael Fleming 2014 5mins

A pulsating image bombardment about our pursuit to happiness and freedom of fear. A frame by frame hand manipulated 35mm celluloid collage film. The found footage is nourished by photo stills that were taken from various magazines, distorted and deformed. The surplus of images contain more than could be mentally processed and emphasizes our insatiable hunger to perpetual happiness.

Sangre de Cristo
Marcy Saude 2011 26mins

In Sangre de Cristo, the mountains of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico are examined as a site where embedded layers of oppositional history converge and are revealed through traces of the past in the present landscape. These include the 18th century conflict between the Comanche chief Cuerno Verde and Spanish colonialists, seen through interpretive markers and place names as well as a play on horseback; the Espinosa brothers, who claimed that the Virgin Mary inspired them to murder Anglo settlers in the wake of the Mexican-American war; an interview with an anarchist activist who moved with his wife to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to live a nomadic hunter-gatherer lifestyle on horseback in the 1970s; and documentation of counterculture architecture in the contemporary landscape that serves as material evidence of the new ways of life envisioned by people drawn to the region. Throughout, words drawn from Rudolph Wurlitzer’s novel, The Drop Edge of Yonder, form a parallel narrative of life in the Sangres.

Infographics: Living On the Edge
Tom Duggan
 2015 7mins

Video re-recording of a PechaKucha presentation about infographics. Originally given at UTOPIA FORUM - a day long event at Goldsmiths University organised by More Utopia.


Neil Thomson 
2015 5mins

Inspired by the work of economist and engineer Bill Phillips (1914-1975), this project aims to investigate the validity and accessibility of modern economic theories through the production of a homemade hydromechanical economic computer.

87 pauses while responding to a question about the nature of happiness 

Collective Production 
2010 4mins

Collective Production was a 2-week residency in March 2010 working with survivors of homelessness, mental health services, and substance misuse. The residency explored modes, methods and histories of non-hierarchical co-production as an experimental functioning alternative to current redundant models of participatory art.